But let's look at the NFL current television contacts:
With NBC, Fox, and CBS: $27 billion total (2014-2022)
With ESPN: $15 billion total (2014-2022)
DirectTV: $1 billion for 2013 (with Google talking to the NFL about taking over in the future)
And just think, that doesn't include money from radio contracts, ticket sales, merchandise licensing agreements (clothes, equipment, video games, etc.) and whatever else I can't think of right now.
So $170,000 a piece? That's chump change.
Edit: Even crazier . . .
Craziest part of proposed $765M NFL concussion settlement: 17-year payment plan. $382.5M in 1st 3 years, then $27.3M/yr for next 14.
— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) August 29, 2013